Buying your own acrylic nail supplies, which can be found in most beauty supply shops and drugstores, can be significantly cheaper than having your nails done at a professional nail salon. While it is considerably cheaper, applying acrylic nails on your own can tend to be a time consuming process in the beginning, but you should get faster over time once you get the hang of the process. Here we’ll take a look at the acrylic nail supplies you’ll need for this process and walk you through the techniques the professionals use.
Step One of the Nail Process
Purchase your supplies and begin by setting it out on the table. The supplies you need will include: nail glue, nail tips, acrylic liquid, acrylic powder, a cushion nail file and a sculpting brush. Go through the selection of nail tips you’ve purchased, in order to find the tips that are the same size are your nail beds. If an acrylic nail extends over the sides of the nail bed and onto your skin or if you’re still able to see your nail bed slightly on the sides, it’s not the proper fit. The acrylic tip will need to be the same width as your nail bed. Set aside the acrylic tips that you have selected that match your nail size, in order to have some organization.
How to Get a Good Finish
Next, remove any type of nail polish or debris you have on your fingernails and wash them afterwards in order to remove any residual polish remover.
File down the tops of your natural nails in order to make the nail surface slightly rough, this will help for the tip to adhere properly. Also be sure to wipe off any dust left behind after filing.
Next, pour a small amount of acrylic liquid into a bowl or you can purchase a dish from the beauty supply store that is intended for this purpose.
Then dip a sculpting brush in the acrylic liquid, completely wetting the brush but be sure to wipe off any excess amounts. You’ll then dip the brush tip into the acrylic powder, where a small amount will form into a ball. Place the acrylic powder onto the center of your finger nail and gently brush the acrylic into a smooth and thin later across the entirety of your nail bed.
Choose a nail tip that fits your finger and dip the tip directly into the acrylic liquid, then press the tip on your natural fingernail and keep it in place for a period of twenty seconds. Next dip your sculpting brush in the acrylic liquid and the powder again in order to form another ball of the acrylic concoction. Apply this mixture to your nail with the artificial tip in place. Follow these steps for the rest of your nails and be sure to let your nails dry for at least 30 minutes before you attempt to do anything around the house.
Once the last step has been completed and your nails are dry use a buffer on the nails in order to smooth out any bumps of acrylic, and lastly, wash your hands in order to remove any residual powder. Its recommended that you use a clear top coat over your nails as it can act as a sealant and will also give the acrylic nails a high shine.
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